Tim Winchester is a Maine based singer-songwriter and contemporary folk artist. First introduced to the guitar at a young age by his father, a self-taught finger-style guitarist and avid music lover, Tim spent his early years tinkering around trying to emulate the sounds of his favorite musical influences. With a mix of formal instruction and self-study under his belt, Tim spent the next few years sharpening his skills on the electric guitar and experimenting with a variety of music genres.
Years later, he found himself drawn to the rawness and intimacy of live acoustic performances and in 2016, after nearly a decade of not picking up the guitar, Tim returned to his acoustic roots and embarked on a songwriting journey curating a growing collection of heart-stirring songs ever since. His music has been described as an ethereal landscape of storytelling.
Tim released his first full-length studio album, Into The Open in January 2021 during a lull in his performance schedule due to the pandemic. Co-produced by Winchester and Jason Phelps, Into The Open was recorded at Acadia Recording Co. in Portland, Maine with Ellie Begin on cello/piano, Pete Morse on electric guitar, Jason Phelps on bass, and Janice O’Rourke on supporting vocals.
Since releasing the album, Winchester has received growing recognition for his songwriting from respectable local outlets including 98.9 WCLZ’s “Music from 207” hosted by Aimsel Ponti and 106.3 The Bone’s “The Greetings From Area Code 207 Radio Hour” hosted by Charlie Gaylord. Tim’s opening track “One of a Kind” was selected as “Maine Song of the Week” by Portland Press Herald’s “Press Play”.
"Tim creates beautiful sound and an incredible vibe…a soundtrack for one's life. We want to claim him as our own Maine songwriter, masterfully crafting lyric and melody, but his music belongs to the world!"
Patty Ritzo (The Barn at Smith Farm)
"Tim is a phenomenal singer-songwriter and performer treating his audience to engaging lyrics, music and storytelling. His songs create an experience of musical immersion leaving listening audiences captivated!"
John Bryson (Flourish-Arts)
Winchester has a deep croon and an affection
for quiet, ethereal arrangements, full of cello and breathy backing vocals."
Sam Pfeifle (The Portland Phoenix)